Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Wakefield during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Support
West Yorkshire > Wakefield
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 1.83% 4.40% 6.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 4.49% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Wakefield median daily rate - - £150
West Yorkshire median daily rate £180 £175 £210
% change year-on-year +2.86% -16.67% +61.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Wakefield median hourly rate - £10.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.93% +28.57%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +52.17% -16.36% +14.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Wakefield
Contract vacancies in Wakefield with a recognized job title 104 89 47
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 97.80% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 23
Wakefield median daily rate £356 £263 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £130 £120 £173
90th Percentile £506 £439 £413
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 12
Wakefield median hourly rate £12.50 £14.38 £13.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +9.90% +18.91%
10th Percentile £10.10 £9.29 £10.65
90th Percentile £16.50 £16.35 £14.68
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.24%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wakefield.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Wakefield

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support in Wakefield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Wakefield

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Wakefield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Wakefield

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wakefield region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix